Martyn Bedford is the award-winning author of five novels for adults – including Acts of Revision, The Houdini Girl and The Island of Lost Souls – and three for young adults, as well as numerous short stories. His debut Young Adults novel, Flip, won four regional prizes and was shortlisted for the Costa Children’s Book Award and his latest, Twenty Questions for Gloria, was published in Spring 2016 on both sides of the Atlantic. Between them his eight novels have been translated into fifteen languages.
This workshop will get you lost in a good story and focus on short-story writing. Beginning by looking at how an effective story is put together then have a go at writing one, using a lost object as the starting point and focusing on structure, plot and character development. This workshop is suitable for all writers, from beginners to the more advanced. Just bring a pen, paper . . . and imagination!